Participants will be placed into groups that reflect their ability. Auditions are not required. Placement in ensembles will be determined by the number of years the participant has played, what type of repertoire he/she is currently playing, as well as a discussion with the participant’s private teacher. Video submission are encouraged for more accurate ensemble placement. Private lessons, chamber orchestra and other non-performing musical workshops will be offered. Extracurricular activities, such as yoga, soccer, and ultimate frisbee also make up part of the day.
Overnight participants arrive between 5:00-7:00 PM on July 2 and/or July 9, to check into the gender segregated, monitored dorms provided by Clark University. Single and double rooms options are available. Boarding accommodations include three meals a day.
Day participants should arrive on July 3 and/or 10 by 9:00 AM for an introductory meet-and-greet. Meals are available for purchase at the cafeteria.
A typical day:
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30-10:45 Chamber Music Session 1
11:00-12:15 Performance-related workshops
12:15-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-1:30 Practice, free time
1:30-2:45 Chamber Music Session 2
3:00-4:00 Drumming group (required for all participants)
4:15-5:00 Performance-related workshops
5:00-6:00 Sports, practice, free time
8:00- Informal student performances, Festival concerts and social activities.
Music will be sent out in advance for participants to prepare and bring to the first day of rehearsal. The session will culminate in a final performance, open to the public, by the chamber groups on the afternoons of Friday, July 7 and Friday, July 14.